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Gunner with .30 cal. machine gun in U.S. Navy aircraft, Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, TX. August 1942
Gunner with .30 cal. machine gun in U.S. Navy aircraft, Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, TX. August 1942.

Today in WW II: 15 Jun 1940 Soviet Red Army occupies Baltic countries: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia [June 15-16].  More 
15 Jun 1940 Verdun falls to German advamce.
15 Jun 1941 British launch Battleaxe counteroffensive against Rommel in North Africa [15-17 June] but fail to overcome the Afrika Korps.
15 Jun 1944 US invades Saipan, in the Marianas, first island close enough to support bombing of Japan.
15 Jun 1944 First raid on Japan by B-29 Superfortress bombers based in China.
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USMC 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, NC, loading an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank onto a US Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) for transport to a dock landing ship as part of Expeditionary Strike Group Eight (ESG-8), 5 November 2005
USMC 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, NC, loading an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank onto a US Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) for transport to a dock landing ship as part of Expeditionary Strike Group Eight (ESG-8), 5 November 2005.

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US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet, Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41), Black Aces, Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA, conducts a mission over the Persian Gulf, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wingtips, 13 September 2005
US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet, Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41), Black Aces, Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA, conducts a mission over the Persian Gulf, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wingtips, 13 September 2005.

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A Marine uses a forklift to tow an M-151A2 jeep from a railroad flatcar to a cargo ship loading area, Marine Amphibious Brigade, Wilmington, NC, 5 September 1981
A Marine uses a forklift to tow an M-151A2 jeep from a railroad flatcar to a cargo ship loading area, Marine Amphibious Brigade, Wilmington, NC, 5 September 1981.

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